Pet Peeve #1: Reading Books Out of Order
There’s nothing worse than really getting into a story only to learn that it wasn’t the first book in the series. Of course, since you love it so much, you’re bound and determined to read the first book and so you buy it and it’s okay. But I’m sorry to say, it’s just not the same. Especially in romances. It stands true for me to this day. I’ve picked up book number two in a series on a number of occasions and to date I’ve loved the second more than the first.
I don’t know what it is, and maybe it’s just me, but I seem to fall in love with characters in a sequence, just the way the author intends for me to. By already reading the first set of characters in the next book, I’m already privy to the dynamic of their relationship and I think it steals the nostalgia of their first meeting. The respect for their journey seems to get lost somewhere along the way, since I already know what the end result will be.
Now, I know that a romance is a romance, and (more…)